Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach.

Bigeye trevally jacks, motion blur, schooling, Caranx sexfasciatus, Darwin Island

Bigeye jacks, Caranx sexfasciatus, Darwin Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Abstract surfgrass in motion, underwater movement and blur, San Clemente Island, California.

Sunset wave, Ponto, Carlsbad, California

Sunset wave, breaking surf backlit before night, Ponto, Carlsbad.

Brown pelican in flight.  The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. Long exposure shows motion as a blur. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage with dark brown hindneck and bright red gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

Brown Pelican, La Jolla

Juvenile garibaldi in motion, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island

Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island, California.

Kelp frond in motion, time exposure, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island

Giant kelp frond in motion, time exposure, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island, California.

Blacksmith in motion, San Clemente island, Chromis punctipinnis, San Clemente Island

Blacksmith in motion, San Clemente island, Chromis punctipinnis.

Western gull, Larus occidentalis

Western gull in flight, Larus occidentalis

A garibaldi fish (orange), surf grass (green) and palm kelp (brown) on the rocky reef -- all appearing blurred in this time exposure -- are tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix, Hypsypops rubicundus

Garibaldi and surfgrass, San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix, Hypsypops rubicundus.

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, Windandsea, La Jolla, California.

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef, La Jolla

Waves wash over sandstone reef, clouds and sky, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Sandstone Reef, La Jolla

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California

Newport Surf, The Wedge

Scripps Pier, sunrise, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

Scripps Pier, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography

Brown pelican in flight.  The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. Long exposure shows motion as a blur. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage with dark brown hindneck and bright red gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla

Brown Pelican, La Jolla

Waves wash over coast rocks, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Coast Rocks, La Jolla

Waves wash over coast rocks, La Jolla, California

Waves Wash Over Coast Rocks, La Jolla

Booby in flight, motion blur, Darwin Island

Booby in flight, motion blurred, dusk, Darwin Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Double-crested cormorant in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California

Double-crested cormorant in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California.

La Jolla Coast Boulevard at sunset, ocean and sea bluffs

La Jolla Coast Boulevard At Sunset

Fisherman at dawn along the La Jolla coastline, waves blur as they crash upon the Boomer Beach boulders

Fisherman at dawn along the La Jolla coastline, ocean is blurred into a mist.

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix

Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island. Phyllospadix.

Water flows past beach cobblestones, blur, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Cobblestones and pebbles, ebbing tide, abstract and blur, Ruby Beach, Washington.

Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. Ponto, South Carlsbad, California

Breaking wave, Ponto, Carlsbad

Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California

Double-crested Cormorant, La Jolla

Childrens Pool (Casa Cove), waves blur at sunrise, La Jolla, California

Childrens Pool (Casa Cove), waves blur at sunrise.

Double-crested cormorants in flight at sunrise, long exposure produces a blurred motion, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California

Double-crested Cormorant, La Jolla

Galapagos hogfish, motion blur, Bodianus eclancheri, Cousins

Galapagos hogfish, motion blur, Cousins, Galapagos, Ecuador

Yellowtail surgeonfish, motion blur, Prionurus laticlavius, Cousins

Yellowtail surgeonfish, motion blur, Prionurus laticlavius, Cousins Rock, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Kelp in motion, swaying back and forth in ocean surge and waves, blurred due to long time exposure, Stephanocystis dioica, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)

Kelp In Motion, Guadalupe Island

Kelp in motion, swaying back and forth in ocean surge and waves, blurred due to long time exposure, Stephanocystis dioica, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)

Kelp In Motion, Guadalupe Island

Sunset, tidepools and blurry water and mist, Pacific Grove, California

Sunset, tidepools and blurry water and mist, Pacific Grove, California.

Pacific mackerel, long exposure show motion as a blur.  Mackerel are some of the fastest fishes in the ocean, with smooth streamlined torpedo-shaped bodies, they can swim hundreds of miles in a year, Scomber japonicus

Pacific mackerel, long exposure show motion as a blur. Scomber japonicus.